||The naturopathic modalities which Dr. Kuzniar uses in her practice focus on mind, body, and spirit. Embracing the principles of naturopathic medicine, Dr. Kuzniar's goal is to identify and address the underlying causes of ill-health in the least invasive and most effective manner.
Dr. Kuzniar blends the art of naturopathic medicine with modern medical science, drawing on current research and age-old treatments to provide the best in natural medical care.
Dr. Kuzniar is trained as a Primary Care Practitioner and offers the following services:
Clinical nutrition is the cornerstone of naturopathic medicine. It refers to both the practice of using food to maintain health, and using foods and nutritional supplements to prevent and treat illness.The naturopathic physician recognizes that the foundation of good health is good nutrition. Dr. Kuzniar focuses on teaching you to eat healthfully; eliminate food sensitivities or allergies; correct any dietary deficiencies or excesses; and achieve optimal weight and body fat.
Many medical conditions can be treated effectively with foods and nutritional supplements while avoiding the complications and side effects which accompany many drug therapies. Dr. Kuzniar uses advanced orthomolecular research to address your health concerns through the use of vitamins, minerals, enzymes and specialized diets.
Herbal medicine can often provide a natural, less invasive form of treatment for many conditions. Botanical remedies can also offer support to those suffering chronic conditions by helping the body adapt to stress, sustain normal functions, and restore health. Dr. Kuzniar is trained in the use of both Eastern and Western herbs, combining the traditional wisdom of herbal medicine with modern scientific research to provide a combination of herbs that is specifically designed for each patient.
This powerful system of medicine is more than 200 years old and is widely accepted in many countries. Homeopathic medicines work on a subtle, energetic level to activate the body's innate healing mechanism. These remedies are nontoxic and safe to use in pregnant women, infants and children.
Educated in Classical Homeopathy, Dr. Kuzniar is skilled in selecting the specific homeopathic remedy which is unique to the individual. She is also trained in the use of organotherapry, Bach Flower remedies, tissue salts, and combination remedies.
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is fast gaining popularity and notoriety as a very effective mode of treatment. It is based on the view that each person is an energetic system which must be in balance in order for health and well-being to exist. TCM treatments seek to restore homeostasis to the individual.
Dr. Kuzniar is trained in Chinese pulse and tongue diagnosis, and the use of acupressure, ear seeds and press tacks, cupping and moxibustion techniques, as well as the use of Chinese herbal formulas.
Hydrotherapy and Soft Tissue Manipulation
These elegant and simple forms of treatment can yield tremendous results. Hydrotherapy employs water, both internally and externally, to stimulate the healing process and decrease pain. Dr. Kuzniar teaches her patients various hydrotherapy techniques including constitutional hydrotherapy, contrast applications, and mineral baths. She employs full body massage as a mechanism of stimulating health and promoting relaxation.
The foundations of naturopathic medicine are responsibility for ones own health and prevention of illness before its onset. Dr. Kuzniar guides her patients in adapting their attitudes, emotions, and behaviors to remove the obstacles to optimal health.
Dr. Kuzniar is trained in various techniques of mind-body medicine and lifestyle modification. These include: relaxation and stress-reduction practices; exercise instruction; environment modification; personally-catered weight-management systems; and positive thinking. These practices are employed to help each patient attain well-being; reduce risk of preventable disease; and improve overall quality of life.
Therapeutic Lifestyle Change Program
Dr. Kuzniar is proud to offer her patients FirstLine Therapy, a revolutionary therapeutic lifestyle change (TLC) program. Research has shown that many chronic conditions (such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity/ overweight, high blood sugar, and type 2 diabetes) can be reverted through the implementation of lifestyle changes. The FirstLine Therapy program guides patients in making these changes. FirstLine Therapy has been shown (in published scientific research) to affect long-term, sustainable changes in such health parameters as blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol, body weight, body fat mass, and lean muscle mass. Not merely another weight-loss plan, the changes you can achieve through this program are manageable, realistic, and life-long!
Seminars and Lectures
One of the tenets of naturopathic medicine is "Doctor as teacher". As a strong believer in the doctor's role in educating the wider community, Dr. Kuzniar makes herself available to speak before small and large audiences about various health-related topics.With vast experience in public speaking and teaching, Dr. Kuzniar's seminars are informative and engaging to people of all age groups and various levels of knowledge about health. If you would like Dr. Kuzniar to speak before your group, organization, or school, please contact the office.